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The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came from London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1635, by Frederick Clifton Pierce (Chicago: 1895)
Transcribed by the Whitney Research Group, 1999.
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(who settled in Auburn to manage some of their landed affairs), Hon. Meron R. STRONG and other leading lawyers of New York City. Mr. WHITNEY was a very modest and retiring man and took no pride in any public matter except in Masonry. He was the master of the lodge wherever he resided. He also took pride in his military career. He was married in Newport, Me., and resided in Fairfield, where he had charge of the cloth mill, and remained there until his removal to Poughkeepsie in 1836, where he resided until 1841, when he moved to Brooklyn, NY, then to West Virginia, where he managed large landed interest and some mills, then to Champaign, Ill., and finally to Chicago, where he died. He was interred with Masonic honors at Rose Hill. One who knew him intimately says he was one of the ablest business men he ever knew, but too visionary and too modest. He made fortunes for others, but when he made one for himself, as he frequently did, he branched out and got "squeezed." He has owned property in his day, which had he held, would have made his heirs immensely rich. He was a most generous man in all ways; he has helped make the political success of many men, but never took anything himself, except mayor of his city or justice of the peace. He was on the point of becoming county judge of Champaign Co., Ill, when it was found that he had not gained a resi- dence there. He d. May 3, 1866; res Detroit, Me., and Chicago, Ill. 6276. i. SAMUEL, b. May 12, 1828; d. Sept, 30, 1829. 6277. ii. HENRY C., b. Feb. 23, 1831; m. Sarah A. SNYDER. 6278. iii. MARY FRANCES, b. Mar. 2, 1833; m. at Guyandotte, W. Va., 1850, Marcus FEE; res. San Francisco, Cal. She was educated at Felicity seminary in Ohio. 6279. iv. SARAH JANE, b. Dec. 26, 1835; m. 1850, William B. FOWLER; res. 114 Throop St., Chicago, Ill. She d. Dec. 12, 1873, s.p. Edu- cated at Felicity sem. Stepson, Chas. W., 216 Fremont St., Chicago, Ill. 3495. ALBION PARIS WHITNEY (Samuel, Asa, [NOTE] Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Benjamin, John), b. Brooks, Me., Aug. 8, 1822; m. Sept. 12, 1847; Mary Jane PEASE; b. June 30, 1824; d. -----; m. 2d, Apr., 1864, at Barton, N.H., Nancy F. MCEWEN; b. June 24, 1843. He d. Sept. 8, 1868; was drowned in Lake Mich; res. Chicago, Ill. 6280. i. ALBION PARIS, b. Jan. 20, 1869 (posthumous); m. at Columbus, O., Augusta FRIEDMAN; b. Nov. 2, 1868; s.p.; res. Chicago, Ill., 181 Dearborn Ave. Trav. Salesman. 6281. ii. GEORGE A., b. July 5, 1849; m. Dec. 16, 1879; res. Peabody, Mass., 40 Central St. 6282. iii. WILLIAM A., b. Sept. 19, 1854; m. Nov. 7, 1875; res Lawrence, Mass, 43 Butler St. 6283. iv. LAURA P., b. Dec. 3, 1856; res. Lynn, Mass., 122 Chatham St. 6284. v. CLARENCE M., b. Sept. 20, 1860; m. July 21, 1887, Elizabeth JACKSON; b. June 17, 1851; res. s. p. 127 South St., Jamaica Plain, Mass. 3497. NELSON WHITNEY (John, Asa, [NOTE] Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Benjamin, John), b. Thorndike, Me., 1812; m. Dorothy DWELLEY; res. Newport and Stillwater, Me. 6285. i. JOHN HOWARD, b. ----- ; m. Mary E. TARLETON. 6286. ii. WM. BUTLER, b. ----- ; res. Upper Stillwater, Me. 3503. NATHANIEL WHITNEY ([NOTE] Nathaniel, Abel, [NOTE] Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Benjamin, John), b. Standish, Me.; m. there Zilphia MARTEN. He d. 1845; res. Standish, Me. 6287. i. RUEBEN, b. July 1, 1795; m. Jane WHITMORE and Phebe DEARBORN. 6288. ii. SIMEON, b. Apr. 12, 1799; m. Joanna SHAW; was living in 1875. 6289. iii. JAMES, b. -----. He was a farmer, and inherited his father's farm in Standish. 6290. iv. HANNAH, b. -----. 6292. vi. Joanna, b. -----. 6291. v. NANCY, b. -----. 3504. REUBEN WHITNEY ([NOTE] Nathaniel, Abel, [NOTE] Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Benjamin, John), b. Standish, Me., 1764; m. at Litchfield, 1797, Mercy BAKER; b. 1778, at Dres- den, Me.; d. at East Pittston, Me., Mar. 1840. He was a wheelwright by trade. He. d. Feb. 13, 1836; res. Litchfield, Me. 6293. i. LEVI, b. Nov. 17, 1800; m. Mary HUTCHINGS, and Hannah WHITNEY. 6294. ii. SIMEON, b. -----. 6296. iv. GORHAM, b. -----. 6295. iii. OTIS, b. -----. 6297. v. REUBEN, b. -----.
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